This study examined potential development of secondary attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) five to 10 years after children have experienced traumatic brain injury, compared to a control group of children who had sustained orthopedic injuries. Researchers found severe brain injury is associated with increased risk of developing ADHD. They suggest children who experience traumatic brain injury be monitored for attention problems.

Canadian co-author: Keith Owen Yeates, University of Calgary and Hotchkiss Brain Institute -kyeates@ucalgary.ca

Original paper published March 19, 2018